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Sport For Confidence

Riverside Leisure Centre hosts the award-winning Sport For Confidence scheme, which makes sport accessible to everyone.

Sport For Confidence

Sport For Confidence is a unique and pioneering programme that helps you take part in sport or physical activity, no matter who you are or what barriers you might face. 

The sessions are delivered by qualified coaches, who work with occupational therapists, and are suitable for people who have:

  • learning disabilities
  • mental health issues
  • dementia
  • autism
  • a physical impairment or disability 
  • other complex health needs 

There are many benefits to being active. It can improve your physical and mental health and bring social benefits. 

In addition, Sport For Confidence sessions can develop life-changing skills such as: 

  • self-confidence
  • independence
  • the ability to perform daily tasks 
  • interaction with others 

Everyone can enjoy the sessions. You don’t need any previous experience and the emphasis is always on having fun!

To find out more about Sport For Confidence in Chelmsford, please contact Megan Potts (Occupational Therapist) on megan@sportforconfidence.com or 07394 564942.

To find out more about Sport For Confidence and other locations which offer the programme, please visit the Sport For Confidence website

When are the Sport For Confidence sessions?

  • Our Sport For Confidence sessions run weekly.

Session times and activities

  • 12pm to 1.30pm: Swimming, main pool
  • 2pm to 3pm: Basketball, sports hall
  • 12pm to 1pm: Boccia, sports hall
  • 2pm to 3pm: Multi-sports, sports hall
  • 5.30pm to 7pm: Swimming, main pool

Price and booking


  • £2.60 per session. Just pay at reception when you arrive.
  • All carers attend for free. 
How do I book?
  • There's no need to book; just come along to the session you'd like to join on the day. 

Essential information


Centre opening times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5.30am to 10pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 6am to 10pm
Saturday, 6am to 9.45pm
Sunday, 6am to 9pm
Bank holidays: see facility opening timetables

Our facilities, including the ice rink may have separate opening times. Please check individual pages.


All prices are correct to 30 March 2020


Contact form

Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road

01245 615050

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